It’s fairly obvious why soda has no place in a healthy diet. For starters, many non-diet sodas are brimming with calories; a can of soda has roughly 150 calories, whereas a 20 ounce bottle has in the neighborhood of 250. ...Read More »
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The Risks of Excessive Texting
In the past decade or so, text messaging has fundamentally altered the way people communicate with each other. Consider that in the year 2000, Americans sent a total of 14 billion text messages. Just a decade later, this figure had ...Read More »
Can “Brain Training” Sharpen Your Mind?
One of the most frustrating aspects of the aging process is its impact on our cognitive abilities. No matter how healthy your personal lifestyle might be, it is a virtual certainty that your capacity to recall information, speak skillfully and ...Read More »
Diabetes, Colon Cancer and Other Reasons not to Smoke
Virtually everyone knows about the many dangers that come along with a long-term smoking habit. People who puff on cigarettes year after year face a greatly elevated risk of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, emphysema and many other health problems. According ...Read More »
Sensitive to Pain? Your Brain (or Genes) Might be Why
Like it or not, pain is an inescapable fact of life; regardless of whether a person leads an active or sedentary lifestyle, all of us have had to deal with certain injuries and/or pain-inducing medical conditions. You might have noticed, ...Read More »
Is a Lack of Sleep Hurting Teens’ Health?
Arguably one of the most well known facts regarding health is the importance of sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults need between seven and nine hours of slumber to function at peak performance. For ...Read More »
Seven Tips for Smarter (and Healthier) Snacking
The word “snack” usually doesn’t bring to mind images of healthy and nutritious fare. Instead, this term is usually associated with junk food such as pretzels, chips, cookies and candy. In addition, many people snack on junk food several times ...Read More »
Restoring Vision with Telescopic Implants
Imagine undergoing a surgical procedure to restore your vision with minute telescopes. Such a surgery might sound like something that is years away from becoming a reality. In fact, this operation is currently available to patients across the United States, ...Read More »
Could a New Blood Test Spot a Heart Attack?
One of the well-known causes of premature death in United States is heart attacks; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 715,000 heart attacks occur each year in the United States. Making matters worse is that ...Read More »
Getting Adolescents to Exercise: What Parents Can Do
It’s well known that many Americans do not get enough exercise. Not only does this largely explain the US’s high obesity rate, but a sedentary lifestyle can lead to various other chronic problems later in life. A lack of exercise ...Read More »